Glycolic acid

What is Glycolic acid?

Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that is being used in many different forms of skin care these days. It is a natural skin care product that is derived from sugar cane and is formulated in all different strengths to accommodate different skin types.Glycolic Acid happens to be one of few products that does go deeper and into the dermis layer.

Questions and answers on "Glycolic acid"

what is difference between glyaha koj lotion and AC glicolic cream ? does it serve same purpose ?

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Brief Answer:
Both these creams would essentially serve the same purpose

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I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

Yes, basically both these creams would serve the same purpose. Glycolic acid...

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how to get white skin tone and what are the creams and facewash i can use to get good white face skin tone

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Brief Answer:
Sunscreen and skin lightening agents

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I have gone through your query and I have understood your concern.

Skin tone is determined by factors like environmental sun exposure, genetics and race of an individual.
Melanin content of...

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Hi,

Due to roaming under scorching sun, my face, full arms and my toe is tanned completely. How do I get rid of that XXXXXXX now. I use sunscreen lotion. Even then it doesn't seem effective. And I have acne marks on my face and there is uneven skin tone on my face. Wil a medicated face wash or cream or soap help me to get rid of this XXXXXXX on the affected areas or is there any other way to treat this. And there are small pimples beneath the lower lip, over the chin. I had another query, is chemical peeling safe on the skin or not? Kindly advise. I have attached the pictures for reference.

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Chemical peeling, medicated face wash and antiacne gek

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I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have also reviewed the images.

I would first and foremost suggest chemical peeling sessions with glycolic acid...

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Would want to know best Lotion and Face Wash for removing XXXXXXX on Face and hands . Due to summer , I got tanned a lot .

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Brief Answer:
Remedy for sun XXXXXXX

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I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
You must use a broad spectrum sunscreen, throughout the day, on all sun exposed sites. Reapply every 2-3 hours....

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I am currently out of XXXXXXX and recently I got infected with Chickenpox. After medication, I recovered completely after 3 weeks. But I have black spots on my face(few) and chest and stomach. Can you please let me know if the spots disappear themselves after some days or if not please suggest any ointment to be used/treatment to take.

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Brief Answer:
Sun protection and kojic acid or glycolic acid based crea

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I am Dr. Kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common complication of chicken pox...

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my hands are extremely dark and scaly and my face is tanned as well. suggest medical treatment to have a even skin colour. My body has a wheatish complexion.I use moisturiser regularly . I see that using sun screen lotion makes my skin look more tanned and greasy. Also area around the hips and buttocks are very dark compared to other parts of the skin.

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Brief Answer:
Broad spectrum sunscreen + glycolic acid based cream

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I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

UV A part of the electromagnetic spectrum is mainly responsible for tanning.

First and foremost you...

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plz suggest me a good night cream.... for glowing skin.

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Remedy for face skin rejuvenation

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You may use 'Photoscreen depigment cream', for night application. It contains glycolic acid 3% and...

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Hi. My face/arms/legs is darker than the rest of my body. I think it's due to sun exposure from a very young age, so I was wondering which creams were useful in reverting my skin to its original colour. Thanks

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A broad spectrum sunscreen and a glycolic acid based product

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I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern.

Both UVB and UVA rays present in solar spectrum can increase skin melanin.
You must use a broad...

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Please suggest cream for dark spots on legs and hands. Also, my face is uneven tone and having tan. Also, my underarms are black and its really uncomfortable to wear sleeveless.
Can you please suggest something for the face and underarms.

Uploading photos of dark spots

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Brief Answer:
Regarding pigmentation at various sites

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I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
You seem to have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on legs and feet. You may use momate cream...

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HI i have dark lines around my waist. its because of i used to be fat and used to wear tight pants with belts and damaged the outer skin. is there any way to remove the darkness or atleast reduce the pigmentation.
thanks

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Brief Answer:
Use glycolic acid

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
This type of pigmentation is called as post inflammatory pigmentation.
It can be treated with the use of a skin lightening cream like glycolic acid 12 %.
Apply this cream daily in night.
This should help you.
Let me...

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Recent questions on  Glycolic acid

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I hv high pigmentation and acne prone skin, dark circles around eyes.... I ve used many of the medicines like clyndamicine gel, phosphate gel, glycolic acid+lactic acid gel etc. .... But it reduces only acnes not pigmentation.... Pls suggest me for good medicines.... ( also I think my skin is sensitive against water and sunlight.... Suggest consider the conditions)...

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I have developed dark areas (of hair?) above and below my lips. They seem like shadows, not actual hairs. I do not like the way they look--should I cover them with makeup or buy the miniature electric shavers for fine hair on women? Perhaps they...

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Hi,I got prescribed Epiduo along with Lymecycline against my acne. The dermatologist did not recommend any face washes, and I am currently using Mene and Moy s cleanser for sensitive skin. It contains 4% glycolic acid. I read that glycolic acid should not be used together with Epiduo, so I was wondering if I should switch to another face wash and if so, which one? I have very sensitive skin and get mostly hormonal acne, and had some cystic acne a few years ago. Thank you!Sofia

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iam using melacare fore since 1 year for hyper pigmentation. if it stopped for 1 day also my face becoming dark. can i continue this one only or else any permanent solution is their. pls suggest

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Some area of my face skin has black patches. I used to not have it before. The remaining face skin is soft smooth and young. Please help in removing black patches and getting soft smooth and young skin. Please let me know of any cream that I can...

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Hello, I m planning to begin using Faceclin (clindamycin + nicotinamide) Gel to deal with my acne eruptions on my face and Glycovira (Glycolic Acid 12%) Cream for the acne scarring on my back. My baby is 5 months old, are these medications safe while I m lactating?

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Is there any side effects of taking Follihair tablet and applying Glycolic Acid Cream 6% w/w on face. Because in my face there is lots of black marks and pimple for the past 1 year. Befor that there is no black marks in my face. Please suggest me to clear black marks and reduce hair fall

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